How to load/save multiple configurations from/to file with dynamic_reconfigure

asked 2015-10-13 11:58:26 -0600

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updated 2015-10-15 06:35:58 -0600

Background

I am rather new to ROS and very new to this site. Hope I have managed to provide enough information and manage to explain my idea. I might very well be doing things in a wrong manner if this is the case then could you point me to a better path. I am using ROS Indigo on Ubuntu 14.04.3.

What am I doing

I am using a tool built on ROS that has tens of parameters I can change using dynamic_reconfigure. As I go along using the module I find a configuration that is of interest. I want to explore it in the future or let others see the same settings. So I write it in my project notes. When I return I will explore some of the configurations I have found - find them in my notes and apply them via dynamic_reconfigure.

What I want to do

I want to simplify my life in storing/loading the configurations from files. I know that I could change the package defaults and use rosmake/catkin but this does not seam feasible solution. I would imagine it to be something like a button that writes out the configuration at that particular moment and a command line option for loading custom default values. But I am not sure if that is the most ROS way to do it.

What have I found

I have done some googling but have not found a tool for doing this. I did find this topic from answers.ros this indicates that there are at least some (undocumented) functions for handling similar data.

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